Sep 29, 2012 2:00pm EDT
. in a two-week period, colin powell pushing for war in the u. n, it was the final nail in the coffin. he had been hesitant about the war. he was very credible when he came out and said i believe there are weapons of mass destruction. it did not turn out to be true. you look at these four major nightly newscasts and in that two-weeks, six weeks before the bombing of our iraq, when about half the population was opposed to war, they did 393 interviews around or. guess how many were with anti- war leaders? three of almost 400. it is no longer a mainstream media. that is an extreme media beating the drums for war. i think the media can be the greatest force for peace on earth. instead, it has been used as a weapon of war and that has to change. host: here is a tweet - caller: the issue no taxes and the demonizing of government and the role government plays in our role lives and can play -- as getting one of social security or who as medicare. we know what a positive role it can play. there should be a full discussion of this in the media. i remember being at the republican convention. they had d'